Clever Uses For Edible Images?

Decorating By AnnBland Updated 14 Sep 2010 , 3:18am by Molly2

AnnBland Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 5:29pm
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My edible images aren't doing exactly what I expected, and I find that just placing it flat on a cake or cupcake is pretty boring and uncreative.

I'm going to try placing an EI on a piece of fondant and cutting out tonight to see how that goes. What ways do you guys use to spruce them up and be more creative with them?

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icingimages Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 5:47pm
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I put the image on the fondant with Crisco when I want to manipulate it. You can cut them once they are on the fondant, or you can cut them first place them in the fondant and cut around the image. It depends on the detail as to which is easier. You can also make bows out of them once placed on fondant or drape it as well. But whenever you are manipulating the image on another medium such as fondant, it is best to put it on with crisco.

sweeteatdessertfirst Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 8:44pm
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I have just gotten into printing edible images and am having trouble with getting vibrant colors - mainly reds and pinks. What inks do you recommend? Have you tried the KopyKake Diamond series? I have the icing images ink and the colors look a little washed out. Thanks!

sweeteatdessertfirst Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 8:45pm
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I have just gotten into printing edible images and am having trouble with getting vibrant colors - mainly reds and pinks. What inks do you recommend? Have you tried the KopyKake Diamond series? I have the icing images ink and the colors look a little washed out. Thanks!

Crimsicle Posted 11 Sep 2010 , 4:31am
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I like to cover the entire cake with icing images. My "water color" and "juke box" cakes were done that way. I also like to use it for lettering, as my writing stinks! I print the lettering out and then cut very, very close to it so it looks very much like it's a part of the frosting, rather than something stuck on. I did a couple of cakes where I put edible images on either fondant or gumpaste plaques. I liked doing that. It gives me an opportunity to add dimension to the cakes. Lately, however, many of my cakes are just an image. I like to use the 7 X 11 pan, which closely conforms to the size of the edible image sheet. That makes for a smooth, unbroken solid sheet on the top - rather than something just plopped on top. My Yosemite Sam, pink Elvis and Jo's Birthday cakes are examples of that approach. Then, it becomes a matter of finding JUST the perfect graphic. That's a big part of the fun for me.

As for the colors...I used to swear by Kopykake inks, but not in the last couple of years. I'm a new Icing Images user and so far, I'm very happy with their inks.

kkbritt8 Posted 11 Sep 2010 , 5:00am
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I was planning to make a cake next weekend making panels made out of white chocolate that will be placed around the cake. Can anyone tell me if I will be able to put an edible image on the white chocolate? It will kind of be like a photo album of my dad's 60 years gone by.

handymama Posted 11 Sep 2010 , 2:57pm
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Yes you can. I brush a thin layer of piping gel on the chocolate to adhere the image.

Molly2 Posted 11 Sep 2010 , 3:20pm
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Kaybaby Posted 11 Sep 2010 , 4:00pm
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Originally Posted by sweeteatdessertfirst

I have just gotten into printing edible images and am having trouble with getting vibrant colors - mainly reds and pinks. What inks do you recommend? Have you tried the KopyKake Diamond series? I have the icing images ink and the colors look a little washed out. Thanks!




I was planning on ordering the "Gold" series colors. It was my understanding that the colors are vibrant.

Vonda

Mikel79 Posted 11 Sep 2010 , 4:10pm
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sweeteatdessertfirst Posted 11 Sep 2010 , 5:08pm
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Where do you get the "GOLD" series? I am not familiar with that.

Kaybaby Posted 11 Sep 2010 , 5:33pm
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I LOVE my edible printer!!!!!!!!! When it wants to act like it should, anyway!! =)

Here are a few ways you can use them....

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1692197.html

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1734171.html

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1789413.html


http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1789424.html

Michael
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I want to love one too!

Vonda

Montrealconfections Posted 11 Sep 2010 , 5:50pm
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I love my printer as well here are a couple of my cakes using it:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1742835

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1743987

Think outside the box! If you are good on your graphix program there isn't much you can't do with it.

Kaybaby Posted 11 Sep 2010 , 6:13pm
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Originally Posted by Montrealconfections

I love my printer as well here are a couple of my cakes using it:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1742835

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1743987

Think outside the box! If you are good on your graphix program there isn't much you can't do with it.




I have Photoshop but have seldom used it. What graphics program is user friendly?

Vonda

AnnBland Posted 11 Sep 2010 , 7:31pm
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Originally Posted by Mikel79

I LOVE my edible printer!!!!!!!!! When it wants to act like it should, anyway!! =)

Here are a few ways you can use them....

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1692197.html

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1734171.html

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1789413.html


http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1789424.html

Michael
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I love that spiderman one! How do you cut that out so perfectly?

Mikel79 Posted 11 Sep 2010 , 8:29pm
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I love that spiderman one! How do you cut that out so perfectly?[/quote]

Very, Very, Very, Very slowly and carefully! =)

Attach to fondant and let it stiffen up some. Use X-acto knife and cut away.

HTH

Michael

Molly2 Posted 12 Sep 2010 , 1:49am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikel79

I LOVE my edible printer!!!!!!!!! When it wants to act like it should, anyway!! =)

Here are a few ways you can use them....

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1692197.html

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1734171.html

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1789413.html


http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1789424.html

Michael
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How thin do you roll your fondant to get the effects they are wonderful and what do you insert them with the get them to stand so strieght.

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icingimages Posted 13 Sep 2010 , 3:05pm
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Originally Posted by sweeteatdessertfirst

I have just gotten into printing edible images and am having trouble with getting vibrant colors - mainly reds and pinks. What inks do you recommend? Have you tried the KopyKake Diamond series? I have the icing images ink and the colors look a little washed out. Thanks!




What printer do you have and what settings? If you are getting washed out colors, there is probably just a setting that is not set up right. Usually you will find our colors to be very vibrant.

DianeLM Posted 13 Sep 2010 , 3:34pm
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Here's a topper where I edited the graphic to add personalized information.
http://image61.webshots.com/161/0/24/96/2552024960053175376EAmNLg_fs.jpg

The dancers on this cake are edible images over black fondant. http://image74.webshots.com/74/6/78/82/2002678820053175376EIGwsi_fs.jpg

On this cake, the book pages and all the items bursting out of the book are edible images on fondant. http://image69.webshots.com/69/1/9/3/2444109030053175376jiANyv_ph.jpg

Here, the Veggie Tales graphic and the personalized pucks are edible images. http://image75.webshots.com/75/4/79/98/2040479980053175376CEycLk_fs.jpg

Check out the margarita topper on this cake. The second photo shows the back of the cake. I printed the margarita facing both ways so the topper would be two-sided. http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1682355

Molly2 Posted 13 Sep 2010 , 9:49pm
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I love your margarita topper how did you do that I have a printer and would love to learn how to do that

Molly

DianeLM Posted 13 Sep 2010 , 10:08pm
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I love your margarita topper how did you do that I have a printer and would love to learn how to do that

Molly



I found the image online and saved it to my computer.

I opened the pic in Microsoft Word and adjusted the size.

Then, I copied that pic and reversed the image so I had two margaritas.

Printed both images out on edible image paper and mounted each pic to white fondant.

Before gluing the two pieces of fondant together, I bent an 18-gauge wire into kind of an arrow shape and then extended the remaining wire downward.

I sandwiched the wire between the two pieces of fondant and glued them together.

Even though I rolled my fondant paper-thin, white was visible on the sides of the margarita, so I used edible marker to color . I did that after the fondant dried.

Painted a VERY thin coat of piping gel across the top and dipped the glass in sugar.

DianeLM Posted 13 Sep 2010 , 10:11pm
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I remembered another fun use for edible images, although I can't find a picture. Print a pattern, attach to fondant or gumpaste, then cut into strips to make a loopy bow.

Here's another place I used edible images. http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1534262

Molly2 Posted 14 Sep 2010 , 3:18am
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You do the coolest things thank You for sharing icon_smile.gif

Molly

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